Extra data in some PSNH bills
Public Service of New Hampshire is pilot-testing a new program designed to answer that question and many others related to your energy consumption.
"Opower has a way to ensure that the sampling is useful in that it's apples-to-apples comparisons among customers," Skelton said. The database compares a customer's electricity usage with 100 similar homes in the neighborhood, based on similar home size (square footage), home type and heating source. Opower can't account for variations in the number of occupants in a household.
"We're offering the report to encourage customers to save energy," Skelton said.
"Like any business, we want customers to use the product we sell responsibly and efficiently," Skelton said, "and as everyone is aware, this winter we've had some particularly serious price spikes and volatility in the electricity market. If customers are able to use electricity more efficiently, that's less energy we need to buy during these volatile markets, which will save all customers money."
"We only use your information to provide useful insights about your energy use," according to the program FAQ. "Your information is compiled anonymously and not shared with any of your neighbors. Only you can see your personal data."
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